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Romney Says Attacking Religion 'Goes Too Far' After Huckabee Questions Mormonism
Fox News ^ | December 12, 2007

Posted on 12/12/2007 10:25:14 AM PST by Zakeet

BOSTON — Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney answered rival Mike Huckabee's upcoming published comments about Mormonism, declaring Wednesday that "attacking someone's religion is really going too far."

In an article to be published Sunday in The New York Times, Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

Romney, vying to become the first Mormon elected president, declined to answer that question during an interview Wednesday, saying church leaders in Salt Lake City had already addressed the topic.

"But I think attacking someone's religion is really going too far. It's just not the American way, and I think people will reject that," Romney told NBC's "Today" show.

Asked if he believed Huckabee was speaking in a coded language to evangelicals, Romney praised his rival as a "good man trying to do the best he can," but he added, "I don't believe that the people of this country are going to choose a person based on their faith and what church they go to."

Huckabee has been surging in recent opinion polls, taking the GOP lead in Iowa and pressing closer to Rudy Giuliani in polling.

The former Massachusetts governor also was asked why he used the term "Mormon" only once last week in a highly publicized speech about religion in which he said he was proud of his faith.

"Actually, we prefer the name 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,"' he said. "'Mormon' used to be a nickname and I don't use it a lot, but now and then I do because people know what faith I'm referring to, and I talked about 'my faith' a number of times, and I don't imagine anybody is confused about what faith I have."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; gop; heresy; heretics; huckabee; romney
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1 posted on 12/12/2007 10:25:17 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Huckabee should be more covert. He’s not running against Romney. He’s running against the Democrats.

He should be publicly discussing Harry Reid’s Mormonism. < /sarc >


2 posted on 12/12/2007 10:27:08 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Zakeet
"Romney, vying to become the first Mormon elected president, declined to answer that question during an interview Wednesday, saying church leaders in Salt Lake City had already addressed the topic."

...and their answer was?????

3 posted on 12/12/2007 10:27:23 AM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Zakeet
Romney: Attacks on Religion Go Too Far
4 posted on 12/12/2007 10:28:25 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: Agent Smith

My wife, being a former firmly-entrenched mormon, would tell you that, yes, they in fact believe and are currently taught that Jesus and Satan are brothers. ...Also that if they are good enough, they will become god over their own universe someday. ...Just fyi.


5 posted on 12/12/2007 10:30:23 AM PST by Ranger Drew
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To: Zakeet

Mitt is correct. How about attacking his record? It IS a target rich envirobment after all.


6 posted on 12/12/2007 10:30:29 AM PST by Grunthor (Profanity doesnít kill Democrats. Itís been tried.)
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To: weegee

“Huckabee should be more covert.... He’s running against the Democrats.”

Not until after the primaries are over.


7 posted on 12/12/2007 10:31:46 AM PST by Grunthor (Profanity doesnít kill Democrats. Itís been tried.)
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To: Zakeet

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2007/12/romney-attacks-on-religion-go-too-far.html


8 posted on 12/12/2007 10:32:26 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: weegee
He’s not running against Romney. He’s running against the Democrats.

You couldn't be more wrong. If he knocks Romney out early its clear sailing, with it down to him and Guliani, who he can probably beat. Its very clever politicking, actually.

9 posted on 12/12/2007 10:33:17 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Zakeet

I would never, EVER vote for a damn babtiss for POTUS. Especially a jackleg babtiss preacherman. Like a used car salesman. Worse.


10 posted on 12/12/2007 10:33:55 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Zakeet
"Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

Just answer the question.

11 posted on 12/12/2007 10:35:00 AM PST by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: Agent Smith
"Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

"There is another power in this world forceful and vicious. In the wilderness of Judaea, on the temple's pinnacles and on the high mountain, a momentous contest took place between two brothers, Jehovah and Lucifer, sons of Elohim."

Spencer W. Kimball, LDS President and Prophet, Conference Report, April 1964, Pg.95

A perfectly legitimate question. I will still support Romney if he is the nominee, but there is nothing wrong with asking him about this stuff.
12 posted on 12/12/2007 10:36:22 AM PST by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Ranger Drew

Can you rule your universe anyway you want to? If so, I will be known as “NavVet the merciless”, crushing liberalisim within my universe with an iron fist. Also, Friday’s would be casual clothes day, “Or else.”


13 posted on 12/12/2007 10:41:16 AM PST by NavVet (If you don't defend conservatism in the Primary, you won't have it to defend in the Election)
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To: ichabod1

Great reasoning.

Such reasoning will get us the hildabeast or bomba as POTUS.


14 posted on 12/12/2007 10:43:03 AM PST by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Craine)
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To: Zakeet

This is great news. The Suit and the crazy Arkansan are going to have a debate on theology. This will turn both of them off to the general public (as they both already are with fiscal conservatives). St. Rudy is already dropping to boot and after Fred’s dismal appearance in NH and IA the ‘frontrunners’ will all appear even worse than they already are.


15 posted on 12/12/2007 10:48:29 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: NavVet
Friday’s would be casual clothes day, “Or else.

LOL! ...That's funny. My universe would be different only from the aspect of I would be the only "guy" in it. All others would be tall, slender, athletic (hetero) women!

16 posted on 12/12/2007 10:48:58 AM PST by Ranger Drew
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To: newheart

According to Fox News a “spokes-woman for the Mormon Church” denies that the church teaches that Jesus and Satan are brothers and said that is only raised by people who are trying to discredit the Mormon Church.

Well, let’s consider what is on the Mormon’s own website. You can make up your own mind.

http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,11-1-13-6,00.html

Note: Some of my dearest (and I believe Christian) friends are Mormons. We have significant doctrinal differences. What they, and all Mormons have to answer is why their church would lie about what has been accpeted LDS doctrine since the days of Joseph Smith.


17 posted on 12/12/2007 10:55:18 AM PST by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Zakeet
Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

I would answer the question with a question: "I don't know , Mike, do Southern Baptists believe that Catholics are not Christians?"

18 posted on 12/12/2007 10:57:27 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Zakeet
"One of the most common misunderstandings about LDS doctrine is that we believe Jesus and Lucifer to be brothers. This is a true belief among Latter-day Saints. However, oddly enough, the critics never explain the rest of LDS doctrine which states our belief in "ALL" spirits being brothers and sisters."

The confusion comes from the weird LDS "spirit children" belief and their non-Christian understanding of Jesus.

Mitt is being self-righteous here while his supporters attack Christians for proselytizing.

19 posted on 12/12/2007 10:58:20 AM PST by JohnnyZ (victim victim Mitt victim victim Romneyvictim victim victim so persecuted, poor me!)
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To: ASA Vet
...and their answer was?????

White Horse Prophesy

20 posted on 12/12/2007 11:02:57 AM PST by Rita Hayworth (Isn't being a God of his own planets enough for Romney, he has to be president too??!!)
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